The medical profession now has mutilation methodologies for both boys and girls! This flared up a couple days ago and had so many tempting approaches to it, I thought I'd give it a go. The story goes like this: the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a report saying that doctors should offer a "ritual nicking" of girls genitals to prevent child-mutilating parents from going elsewhere for what would be more extensive hacking of the genital area. One the one side is the anti-immigrant, we-shouldn't-accomodate-ferners anger. On the other is the utilitarian argument that this is reducing the harm done to girls by satisfying their lunatic parents without doing harm. On the other other side is the anti-religion at all costs, don't accommodate godbaggery and the accompanying misogyny. And lastly the other other other side which opposes "back-sliding" towards an accommodation when progress is being made towards eliminating the practice altogether.